Despite 30 years of evidence showing that mandatory minimum sentences don’t work, members of Congress still often resort to them as a quick-fix “solution” to crime concerns. In reality, these harsh, knee-jerk responses don’t get at the root causes of crime or make Americans safer. FAMM opposes legislation that would create new, additional, or increased mandatory minimum sentences for federal crimes. FAMM opposes all mandatory minimum sentences because they are expensive, fill prisons, threaten federal funding for other effective crime-fighting programs and victims, and produce unjust results. FAMM also opposes the creation of federal mandatory minimum sentences for crimes the states are already policing and punishing themselves.
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